Let’s talk about kitties and what their sensitivities can manifest as.
While in doggos, I tend to see itchy paws that have been licked lots and lots, in kitties, I tend to see itchy bellies more. Sometimes, the belly will have little or no hair in the places that the cat has licked so much for an extended period of time.
Sometimes there can be eye discharge, barring the breeds like Persians and Exotics known for that sort of thing.
Just as in humans and dogs, cats have an intestinal flora that needs to be maintained properly and eating food laden in sugar can have a very detrimental effect on the skin, coat, eyes and ears of the feline.
First things first!
If the eyes are watery, I would highly recommend checking with your vet to make sure that there are no worms.
Then take a cotton ball and wet with saline solution free of disinfectants. Using the same saline as you would for contact lenses that we put in our eyes, is perfectly safe to cleanse the eyes of the feline.
Second, if the belly is bare from licking or tends to have brown spots, those are hot spots so a regular bath and blow dry for both short haired and long haired cats is really recommended.
No, no, no, you don’t have to put on battle armour! Just give your local CFMG a call and they will handle the rest. Yes, there are those crazy cat ladies out there who will bath a cat.
You see, the best way to remove and reduce inflammation is with water and soap. Drying will reduce the amount of licking the cat does. Please use shampoo designed for pets and a variable speed dryer without a heating element. Cats are so very sensitive to temperature.
Cat saliva is very interesting. It contains proteins that many people have sensitivities to. It is also sticky and stinky. Stinky because it is used to hide the scent of the cat from it’s predators, so believe me when I say that saliva is gross!
Cat saliva is also known to contain loads of bacteria! IKH
A cat bite can cause a severe infection so the kitty mouth is super dirty. Don’t let their licking be mistaken for ‘grooming’.
Alright, after the bath and blow dry, there is a terrific oil tincture you can apply directly to the belly which is perfectly safe to ingest. Do not apply to eyes, inside of ears or on the paws. Cats use the paws to wipe their faces and oils on paws can easily get into eyes.
Here's the RECIPE!
1 oz (30ml) glass bottle with dropper
5 drops myrrh oil
5 drops copaiba oil
5 drops helichrysum oil
5 drops frankincense oil
1-2 drops of melissa oil
Bring up with FCO (Fractionated coconut oil). Shake, pipet on the paws or hot spot on the belly.
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Put one or two drops in between the fingers and rub on the belly or on the hot spot.
It is perfectly safe for your cat to lick.
I used this exact recipe for my Cane Corso post spay surgery and she loved it. She was 90lbs.
I use this on my kitty who is allergic and she does really well with it.
This recipe is very diluted and is safe for little kiddos as well.
Want to know how it works? Let me break this down for you:
*Myrrh oil is not only for cleansing but also soothing of skin. This oil has been used for medicinal purposes for countless ages.
*Copaiba has BCP or β-caryophyllene which is known to reduce inflammation.
*Helichrysum has γ-curcumene and is known to be calming.
*Frankincense helps rejuvinate the skin and is known to support chemical functions of oils it is blended with. It's the king of oils. Not only that, Frank for short is known to inhibit bacteria!
*Melissa also contains BCP and is known for its healing powers. Melissa also contains geranial and neral which are known for their soothing and relaxing properties.
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